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George Lopez
Notre Dame professor George A. Lopez will visit NIU later this month to deliver a lecture titled, “Liberating Libya, Strangling Syria: Intervening for Human Rights and Protection.” The lecture will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society...
Kurt Thurmaier and Lucy
NIU professor Kurt Thurmaier will deliver a talk about educating young women in Tanzania to mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 7. The 45-minute presentation will begin at 12:15 p.m. in the Chandelier Room of Adams Hall. Thurmaier serves as director of NIU’s Division of Public Administration and also is president and cofounder of...
NIU Professor Emeritus Dwight King, left, chats with Indonesian Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal, who presented King with a special award from the Indonesian government.
Dwight King, NIU political science professor emeritus and former director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, was honored last month by Indonesian Ambassador to the United States Dr. Dino Patti Djalal. Djalal traveled to DeKalb from Washington, D.C., to present King with an “Award of Distinction for Lifetime Contribution to the Understanding of Indonesia.”...
Manel Porta (on screen) teaches a lesson to recent NIU School of Music alumna Katelyn Kozinski via Internet 2.
NIU’s School of Music continues to provide a unique learning opportunity for its students. Third-year tuba performance major Kurt Bonamer recently had the opportunity to receive a private lesson from Dennis Askew, a professor in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Bonamer took the lesson in...
Photo of an auditorium with four chairs and a lectern on the stage
An estimated 2,400 doctors are descending on cities around the world to talk about nothing short of the cure for cancer, and NIU Conference Services will be there to make sure their meetings run smoothly. Since 2008, NIU Conference Services has been the sole conference services management provider to the Kidney Cancer Association (KCA), a...
Center for Latino and Latin American Studies/Latino Resource Center
NIU’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies at NIU has announced its Graduate Colloquium Speaker Series for the spring. The center offers a minor in Latino and Latin American Studies, a graduate concentration in Latin American Studies, research grants for affiliated faculty and graduate students, undergraduate scholarships, cultural programming and outreach activities. About 30...
Center for Southeast Asian Studies 50th Anniversary logo
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) will present a photographic exploration of Islamic cultures across Southeast Asia in “Islamic Cultures in Reflection,” an exhibit opening at 4 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the Holmes Student Center’s Gallery Lounge. The exhibit will kick off a series of  events over the next year planned to mark ...
Photo of a mountain in Great Britain
The summit of fictitious mountain F6, known by locals as “The Haunted Mountain,” beckons a group of ambitious British citizens in the latest production by NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Beginning Thursday, Feb. 23, the school will present the staged production of “The Ascent of F6,” written by W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood. The...
Free At Last! book cover
Sinclair Bell, assistant professor of art history, has co-edited a volume on freed slaves in ancient Rome that was published this week. “Free at Last! The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman Empire,” which he co-edited with Teresa Ramsby, was published by Bloomsbury Press in London, and will become available in the United States...
With the increasing number of Latino undergraduate students who apply and enroll at NIU each year, Latino Resource Center Director Emily Prieto wanted to establish an honor society that would encourage academics, development and solidarity among this population. From personal experience, Prieto understands that Latino students can benefit from support through innovative programming and strategic...
NIU will host its annual International Women’s Day Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Chandelier Room of Adams Hall. This year’s IWD theme is “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures.” Guest speaker Kurt Thurmaier, professor and director of NIU’s Division of Public Administration, will honor that theme in his talk “Kidogo,...
NIU engineering student Alan Hurt is traveling in Africa this summer to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and conduct research.
A simple mouse click can help a team of NIU business and engineering students win funding to start a company that they believe can provide safe and affordable electric power to millions of Africans. The team, Light Up Africa, is competing in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, competing against other college students across the country...
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